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    September 1, 2010
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as each prepares for tonight's debate all ahead here. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, september first, i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's go straight to breaking news right now, this morning. we are getting word right now it appears investigators have uncovered a killing spree. officers just confirmed that two more bodies were discovered overnight in connection with an officer-involved shooting in richmond. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. kraig debro joins us now with more. what do you know, kraig? >> reporter: this is a huge complicated case. there was a chance that ended up here at this intersection, the suspect is dead. his girl friend is dead. you mentioned that there is a possibility that there might be
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some explosives -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- out here, this is not the only location. there is a bomb squad -- we will get more on that later -- there is also a bomb squad in vallejo, so the suspect has killed at least two people but could be up to five. last night his life ended right here. there was a chase that began at least in terms of the highway patrol began at 8:00. went on to 680, speeds reached up to 100 miles an hour, from 680, went to 580, then on to 880 then here to richmond at the ranch market. joining me now is sergeant trees cross with the chp. so far the suspect that we believe he has killed how many people? >> well, right now it is unknown because it is still early in the vex, so we are working along with the vallejo
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police department, hercules contra costa district attorney's office. >> reporte his girl friend was found dead alongside the car with him. how did she die? >> it appears she had been strangled. so when officers pulled her out of the vehicle to render aid it appeared she had been deceaseed for a while. >> reporter: okay. so when this chase ended here, the suspect ran in the market and officers ran in with them and they confronted him there. he was shot there. did he have a gun or a knife? why was he shot? >> yeah, the suspect did have large knife and when they gave a command to drop the knife he lunged at them and they fired at him. >> reporter: the bomb squad is here, why? >> we think there might be explosives are in the vehicle so we want to make sure there
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are no explosives so we went and called out a bomb squad. >> reporter: okay. thanks a lot. right now i want to go to more video we just shot a couple of minutes ago. the bodies of both the suspect and his girlfriend were taken from the mall and from the suspect's car and into some waiting vans, the county coroner will then take over and do an autopsy. i want to show you a picture right now. there is a missing person still out there. this all started basically saturday. there is a missing person's report filed on two people. a roommate reported those 2 missing. police same to the house and discovered he was dead inside the house but his son was missing. the search began. we got to talk to chp more but the chase started in pleasant hill. it is unclear how they developed him as a suspect then
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spotted him. we will learn -- [ inaudible ] >> -- stay with us we have got coverage from here in richmond and from vallejo as well. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> this is an ongoing and complicated story, investigators -- as we mentioned are concerned that this murder suspect, killed last night, is responsible for other deaths. investigators also want to know if he is connected to two missing vallejo women. she has not been seen since last week when she went to visit another woman. police found her car a short time later. >> now the disappearance has triggered a massive search. this one involving federal ats and several local police agencies. as we mentioned police have just found two bodies in vallejo, and they say that discovery is connected to the man killed by the police in richmond. it is not clear if those two
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bodies are these two missing women. ktvu's claudine wong is following that part of the story. she will have a report coming up at 5:30. we will continue our team coverage of this still developing story. crow can also get more information by going to our channel 2 website, ktvu.com. >> well, preparations are underway for the first major debate of the election season. jade hernandez is at st. mary's college ahead of tonight's face off between senator barbara boxer and her republican challenger carl i fiorina, jade. >> reporter: both candidates have been campaigning but tonight's debate is very important. we are live at st. mary's college this morning where yesterday workers were still
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getting the stage ready. this is the first and so far only scheduled debate. this is employees and workers getting ready for the debate tonight. it is a much anticipated discussion between the two candidates and one all experts are eyeing to see who prevails. senator barbara boxer the incumbent, has been elected three times, the first back in 1993. she spoke to the commonwealth yesterday in san francisco and although she did not mention carl i fiorina's name she was passionate about her stance that the economy began falling apart under bush and democrats kept it from getting worse. she wants one more term. carl i fiorina on the other hand campaigned in the central valley yesterday. show accused them of failing to do enough to help out the economy and has pushed incentive tuesday give small businesss a two year tax holiday to help in their hiring process. analysts say both candidates arguments are legitimate but with the jobless rate still high boxer will be on the defensive. >> again and again the democrats rhetorical position is things would have been worse except for what we did. that is not a great position to
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be in, even if is absolutely true and there is many common efforts who think it is, it is a tough position to be in because you are fighting against people who say it is still terrible, still awful. i am feeling pain, do something for me. [ inaudible ] >> a lot of pressure for tonight's debate since as i mentioned this is the only scheduled debate so far. we are going to speak to a political science professor from st. mary's in an hour. throughout the morning we will gauge what students have to say about the future of california. reporting live jade hernandez ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can watch the debate live right here at ktvu channel 2 tonight at 7:00. >> our time right now 5:07. this first day of september is another spare the air day. the bay area air quality management district says the air will be unhealthy today so everybody is encouraged to avoid driving, use carpools or mass transit. this is only the third spare the air day of the summer. the previous two were during
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last week's heat wave. [ inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] >> -- warming up. >> it is warming up and right now the traffic is still doing okay. starting off with a nice looking commute. let's go to 80 westbound. it looks good out to the macarthur maze. no major problems. the road work on the upper deck of the bay bridge is picking up. that means that traffic on the way into the city should not be too much to a problem for you. small delay at the toll plaza. also this morning we are starting off with 280 traffic looking good up to highway 17. here is steve. >> good morning. clear skies out there. fog is down by point conception. it is down there and it is flirting with the san diego coast. towards us the coast is clear. high pressure built in yesterday. we got a northerly breeze. there is a northeasterly breeze at some of the higher evaluations. lots of sunshine today and warmer. severe clear as we like to say,
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70s, 80s and 90s. this will not be the barn burner we had last week. we are starting off mild to warm without cloud cover. we jumped up yesterday today, a lot of bit today. 30s in the mountains, 50s, 60s, in the interior and even up to eureka, 52, one cooler than reno. high pressure, that is a big dome, right there, right there. that is coming over us today and tomorrow. probable lasts until friday and we -- [ inaudible ] >> -- today. sunny and warmer. clear at the coast. clear at the coast. so if you have that little cuff, little flu, you might want to call in sick and head over to the beaches. not that i am advicing that -- [ inaudible ] >> -- 86. [ inaudible ] >> -- cooler as we head towards the weekend, pam and dave. >> wow. all right. >> uh-huh.
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>> 5:09 is the time. voting at the state capitol went as expected. no agreement on a budget. we will tell you what happens next. >> also ahead it seems bp has something in common with a lot of americans. it is not paying some of its bills. we could tell you how this could effect the cleanup efforts in the gulf. >> reporter: and coming up we will have live coverage of the official ceremony in iraq marking the end of u.s. combat operations. >> san francisco northbound 101 traffic doing well approaching the downtown area. we will tell you more about the morning commute coming up. droiiiid.
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welcome back. 12 minutes after 5:00. this morning vice-president joe biden is taking part in a change of command ceremony in baghdad. it l fors president obama's address to the nation last night marking the formal end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. ktvu's alison burns joins us now from our washington, d.c. newsroom with more on the story. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning, pam. and this is an historic moment in the u.s. war in iraq. let's get right away now to a live look at the official change of command ceremony for u.s. forces in iraq. this is in baghdad. right now marks the end of combat operations for u.s. troops and the beginning of the civilian lead operation, new dawn. vice-president joe biden and defense secretary bob gates are
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in iraq for the ceremony. earlier gates expressed optimism about iraq's ability to form a functioning democratic governnt. >> -- optimistic that these guys will get a coalition government and continue to make progress. this is going to be a work in progress for a long time. this is a new thing in the several thousand year history of iraq. >> reporter: now we are back to a life look and the handover ceremony. gates said earlier this morning that this changeover means the u.s. is no longer at war in iraq, even though 50,000 u.s. troops will remain. they are there to advise and train iraqis and to help rebuild the country. live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we talked with people here in the bay area about the  reaction to the end of the u.s. combat mission in iraq. >> it is good that the war is over and our cam bat operations are done. it is always good to get the troops home. yeah.
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>> there still needs to be a lot of cleanup and some support of the new, you know, just trying to help the iraqi government take control themselves. >> now you can watch more of the president's address at ktvu.com. our website. you will also find a survey asking for your reaction. just look foe the u.s. news tab. >> 5:14. today president obama is focused on middle east peace talks. the president is holding separate oval office meetings with is really prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president muhammad abs a, all ahead of a joint meet in with the two sides tomorrow. the leaders of egypt and jordan are also talking part. as expected california lawmakers voted down two budget proposals on the last day of their session. democrats vote against the republican budget plan. republicans voted against the
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democrats plan. this is the 63nd day that california has been without a budget. legislative leaders from both sides, along with governor schwarzenegger will go back to negotiations and try to work out a compromise budget that will pass with the requires two thirds support. >> a marin county judge says executions at san quintin will not be allowed to resume. they have been on hold following a legal challenge that claimed it is cruel and unusual punishment. the state has revised execution guidelines and say they satisfy legal concerns but an attorney who went before the judge yesterday says the state did not follow procedure when drafting the new rules. >> if they had followed the rules we would not be here. we would not have this lawsuit and we would not have the additional delays. >> state attorney general jerry brown plans to appeal the judge's order to continue the ban on executions. >> 5:16. today a congressional commission will hear testimony from the former heads of lehman brothers and what coof vi a the
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economies is investigating the system-wide risk that is created when some financial institutions are considered too big to fail. also testifying today will be federal bank regulators. >> all right. very interesting. >> yeah. >> 5:16 is the time right now. we want for go back over to sal. any problems on the commute, sal? >> we do have some road work out there i will tell you about in just a moment. first of all we will go to live pictures, 880 north and south bond the traffic looks pretty good as you drive past the coliseum with no major issues here. also this morning's commute at the toll plaza is light. there is some late running road work. it has been going on overnight between foster city boulevard just off the san mateo bridge all the way out to el camino real. a couple of lanes closed there. now traffic volume is light so
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it is not causing a big traffic jam but just be aware it is there. here is steve -- [ inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] >> -- 50s and 60s and won't take long to warm up. some of the higher evaluations showing a northerly breeze -- northeasterly breeze but at the surface everything is calm. fog gone from the coast right now. it is out there. 90s inland, 80s around the bay, 70s on the coast, so lots of sunshine for everybody today and warmer, 50s and 60s, palo alto 56 -- [ inaudible ] >> -- september, i mean once you hit september their summer is usually over at least because it gets cold really fast. drops just like that -- [ inaudible ] >> -- nice. that's right. that fast. 58 in sacramento, eureka 52, los angeles at 57 -- [ inaudible ] >> -- up up up. high pressure you can see the mountain right there building
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-- [ inaudible ] >> -- half of friday and then the fog will be back. sunny and warmer. clear on the coast, though. northerly breeze, northeasterly. it is not howling or anything but it is there. so 50s, 80s by the beaches, 80s in the 70. 80s in oakland, peninsula, much of the inland areas then say -- [ inaudible ] >> -- low to mid 90s, so temperatures will be warming up. above average on some of these highs. thee five day has sunshine, warmer weather. there should be a fog free day tomorrow. fog comes back friday. still warm inland. we cool it down on the next r weekend and next week looks really cool. ♪ [ music ] >> there is a bit of a rally this morning across the european stock markets
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following good news overnight in asia. for the time in four months it grew, encouraging most investors. the biggest gains in australia. reports there showed the economy expanded pastor than in three years. the news from overnight in europe could definitely help our opening. it looks like a higher opening with the dow jones start in above 10,000 today. today the major automakers will release their sales numbers and analysts are not expecting good news. they predict overall sales will be down 18% from last year when the cash for clunkers program was in effect. the auto website also expects the numbers to be down. >> bp's oil spill command center will be closed because the company hasn't paid its bills. that property is bp's headquarters to oversee the cleanup operations southeast of new orleans, but louisiana officials say workers have been told they got to leave by the end of the week and bp owes millions in back rent and other expenses. so far there is no comment yet from bp. >> the time now is 5:20. and there were dramatic moments just before that explosion on a kwan advertise flight. up next we have the cockpit recordings of what the pilot said as that plane was making
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its emergency landing at sfo. >> also we will find out how a newly released audiotape has stirred up controversy between san jose and its firefighters. >> good morning. southbound 680 traffic -- [ inaudible ] >> -- south bay. we will tell you more coming up. ♪ [ music ] [ inaudible ]
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good morning clear skies, no fog on the coast. low 50s and low 60s starting off. that means sunny and warmer today, highs, 70s, 80s and 90s. >> the labor dispute between san jose and its firefighters are escalating. the union claims the city knew that laic off firefighters would reduce response times but withheld that information from the public. they point for an audio recording they released yesterday of a deputy fire director at a conference in florida last april. >> our response time is that so we are going to go currently be low what is adopted as -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- never mislead the public and says firefighters are trying to avoid a requested 9% cut in benefits that would allow the city to refire laidoff firefighters. >> 5:24. we now have a chance to hear
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the dramatic cockpit tapes from that kwan advertise flight that made an emergency landing at sfo early yesterday morning. the pilot radioed in after one of the jet's engines blew up and exploded over the pacific. >> engine number 4 has failed -- [ inaudible ] >> that jet was only five minutes into its flight when that engine exploded. the horrifying blast ripped a hole in the engine. the pilot started dumping fuel over the pacific before landing safely back at sfo. luckily no one, none of the 230 people on board, were hurt. on our channel 2 website we have posted a slide show with more photos showing the damage from that explosion. just go to ktvu.com, click on the link under the bay area news tab on our home page. >> the man accused of wounding a fremont police officer is scheduled to appear in an
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oakland courtroom next tuesday. yesterday alameda county prosecutors filed charges against andrew bar reins to that could send hill to prison for the rest of his life that include the attempted murder of a police officer. he is still behind bars in san diego county following his affidavit near the mexican border on saturday. investigators say barrientos admits shooting young but claims he did not know he was a police officer. officer young was in street clothes at the time. meantime, doctors at oakland's highland hospital say officer young is scheduled to undergo more surgery later this week. but they say the 39-year-old officer continues to show signs of improvement. now they are calling his latest operation yesterday a success. the 39-year-old police officer suffered two bullet wounds during fried's gunfight in oakland, his doctors say he has lost a lot of blood. san rafael police are searching for a man who groped a woman on the street this past
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sunday at 1:30 a.m. on 4th street. police say the victim was walking with a friend when a man walked past and grabbed her. hoe is described as caulk indication between 5'8" and 5'10". if you have any information call police. still ahead apple plans to make a product announcement just hours from now. we will tell you what some fans think steve jobs will say. >> reporter: we have breaking details about the case of two missing women. a grizzly discovery made overnight. we will tell you how all this is connected to the officer- involved shooting in the east bay coming up. >> and we are going to tell you about the urgent warping going out to pet owners in one bay area city.
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>> good morning. san rafael traffic looking good so far in the middle of marin county. we will tell you more about the morning commute coming up.
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good morning, welcome back, this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news, wednesday, the first day of september. i am dave clark. >> good morning. i am pam cook. time is 5:30. feels like summer is just starting again. >> usually 8 does for us this time of year. we start off with no fog. a nice day by the beaches, 84
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in san francisco, 88 oakland, 90s threw the enterjuror. here is sal. >> steve, traffic is moving along okay on 880 north and southbound. no major problems there. also looking at the commute approaching the bay bridge toll plaza, that traffic looks nice. >> we just received new information about a killing spree that has spanned richmond, hercules and vallejo, claudine wong is at the vallejo home where two bodies were found overnight. >> reporter: pam this story just continues to develop. we are here where the bodies of two women were found overnight. let's take a look at what is happening right now. right now the husband of one of the women has been taken into custody and police are waiting to the bomb squad. they are not here because they are working a storage locker
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that apparently also has explosive material inside and that is also connected to this case. let's start with what we do know. this was the scene last night when he crashed the car with the body of list empyreal friend inside. at that scene he was shot and killed by the chp but here is the connection. police had been searching for him in connection with a hercules homicide and at the time believed he was driving a car that belonged to one of these two missing women. now these two women were reported missing last wednesday. carl smart and her friend deana allen. it was allen who actually knew him. apparently, according to smart's husband he stayed at the allen home at times and sometimes passed himself off as her son. smart's husband however also said allen had expressed fear about him and even once asked him to change her locks so he could not get in. well, after that crash and shooting last night. police then came to allen's home and that is when they
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apparently discovered the bodies of the two women inside. sources tell us they had been there for quite a while and called this a grizzly seen. allen's husband who had been living inside that home with those bodies is now in police custody. again now we are waiting for the bomb squad because of explosives also found in his home. back out live here in vallejo we are waiting official word from police about what else they may have learn. we continue to wait for the bomb squad, who is at another location working explosives in a storage locker. we are still waiting what this may have yielded on the man still missing. the son of the man police believe he killed. a lot of details on this case. a lot of multiple scenes across the bay area. we are going to continue to
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check in. we will check back with you later on the morning news. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we will continue our team coverage of this still developing story. kraig debro is also talking with officers this morning. he will have an update in the next half-hour. you can get more information by going to our channel 2 website, ktvu.com. >> 5:33. san rafael police are searching now for two men who say they were involved in a robbery and carjacking. police say you can actually see them in this bank photo. look at this. standing behind the alleged victim at a wells fargo bank in sonoma. investigators say the pair forced a 59-year-old san rafael man into his car last wednesday and took him to sonoma where they tried to force him to withdraw money from an atm. the victim escaped and was able to get some help. police say those suspects then robbed a 7-11 store. police are looking for a white
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1990 gmc jimmy with california license plate 3-x-d-d-529. if you have any information contact san rafael police. >> we hof an important warning going out to pet owners in saratoga. authorities are reporting an alarming increase in coyote attacks in that area. experts say they appear to be expanding their territory and family pets make easy prey. animal control officers say coyotes have killed six cats there in recent months, most in the saratoga woods neighborhood. we spoke to one pet owner whose cat was killed by coyotes last month. >> what is happening is the food chain is normally bunny rabbits that have been overpap late in and they didn't this year so they have come -- [ inaudible ] >> -- no plans to place traps in the saratoga woods
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neighborhood but last year county workers trapped seven coyotes and had them euthanized. >> 5:35. well excitement is building now for the first major debate of the yo lex season. it is tonight. ktvu's jade hernandez is at st. mary's college. it is ahead of tonight's face- off between senator barbara boxer and her republican challenger carly fiorina, good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning, both candidates were campaigning yesterday but tonight's debate is very important. we are live at the college this morning where yesterday workers were still setting the stage. this is the first and only scheduled debate. a much anticipated discussion between the two candidates and one all experts are eyeing to see who prevails. senator barbara boxer, the three term senator, faces a tightly contest re-election race. she spoke to the commonwealth yesterday in san francisco and passionate about her stand that if the federal government had not bailed out banks and wall street the country who have faced an even bigger
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depression. she also asserted the economy began falling apart under former president bush and democrats kept it from getting worse. she has a plan and fox cusses on job creation. carly fiorina on the other hand campaigned in the valley. she accused them of failing to do enough to help out the economy. she has attacked boxer's record on jobs and federal spending. she has pushed her incentives to give small businesses help while criticizing boxer's report of higher taxes which she says hurts small businesses. analysts say both candidates arguments are legitimate but with the jobless rate still high boxer will be on the defensive. >> again and again their position is things would have been worse except for what we did. that is not a great position to be in, even if it is absolutely true it is a tough position to be in because you are fighting
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against people saying i am feeling pain, do something for me. [ inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] >> -- two women with very different views. ktvu's political editor will moderate tonight's debate and later this morning we will be speaking to three different st. mary's students during mornings on 2. more on that coming up. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can actually watch that debate live right here on ktvu channel 2, tonight at 7:00. >> 5:38 is the time right now. let's go back over to sal to check in on the commute. >> all right. right now traffic is actually doing pretty well around the bay area. we are off to a nice start. looking at a live picture of 101 san francisco. looks good up to the 80 split. no major problems there. also the morning commute looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza. light traffic coming up to the pay gates. no problems there. if you are driving on the san mateo bridge traffic moves
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along well. e just want to throw in that so far public transportation systems are on time. 5:38. here is steve if. >> thank you, sal. clear skies out there. yesterday a breeze came in -- [ inaudible ] >> -- out here, it is out here and way down here but is not over us so the coast is clear as we like to say. san francisco 53 right now, 84 at 3:00. sunny and warmer, average high is 70 degrees so we will be way above that today. as you know if you have lived out here any lents of time, or if you live in the city, september and october can sometimes be the best time of the year. santa rosa was 80 yesterday -- [ inaudible ] >> across the board. i don't know what it is going -- [ inaudible ] >> -- we go. 71 at mt. tam. 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. now, this is 20 degrees warmer than sunday. that is a big jump from sunday to monday now to tuesday.
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[ inaudible ] >> -- 49, unitfield is 51, fairfield is 59, suisun city 62 and vacaville 71, so if you live in vacaville and you work in kenwood you are going to go from man it is warm to it is cold out there. [ inaudible ] >> -- 70s on the desert and the fog is down in southern california, is is actually down -- [ inaudible ] >> -- eureka. but look at the high right there -- [ inaudible ] >> -- clear on the coast. northerly breeze more pronounced in the higher evaluations. nothing howling or anything. 70s, 80s, 90s, mid-90s to upper 90s and temperatures will be above average here for at least a couple of days and then the five day does show that this pattern holds thursday, probably most of friday but i think the fog starts to come back on the cove and we cool it down for the weekend pam and
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dave. >> in just a few hours apple founder steve jobs will unveil knee company's latest products, traditionally apple reveals updates to its ipod line in set beer. there are reports that jobs will announce a makeover for the ipod so it is more like the i touch and iphone 4. other apple agains believe he will introduce an updated version of its apple tv -- [ inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] >> -- taken off. >> our time is now 5:40. we are now hear in the obama administration is thinking about a range of new measures to boost the economy that may include more stimulus money in the form of state aid and infrastructure spending. also reportedly being discussed are tax cuts for small businesses. now according to reports the president's economic team has met frequently in the past few days trying to come up with ways to push along an economic recovery. >> well, hurricane earl is losing strength but some people are not taking any chancesch we
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will tell you where it could hit land. >> also security is a lot tighter along the mexican border. we will tell you where the federal government plans to expand its drone surveillance program. [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ] it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next
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♪[ music ] >> good morning. skies are clear. temperatures 50s 60s and -- [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ] [ inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] >> -- inland. >> all right. steve, thank you. welcome back. good morning to you. here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following for you right now at 5:44. investigators say the murder suspect shot and killed last night in richmond may be responsible for several other deaths. if rine bald a mere 0 was wanted for the fatal beating of
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a hercules man and the disappearance of his son. police found the body of his girlfriend in the back of his car and they have connected him to the deaths of two women in vallejo along with another suspect. we will have live team coverage for you coming up at 6:00. also just a short time ago vice-president joe biden and defense secretary robert gates took part in this. this is a change of command ceremony in baghdad. ♪ [ music ] >> it sis nationals the official end of u.s. combat operations -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- will face off in their first debate. ktvu's political editor will be the moderator. we will carry that life here at 7:00. >> this morning national hurricane forecasters say earl is losing power but could still hit north carolina's coast by tomorrow night. tourists are leaving the outer
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bank islands but people who live in the area are allowed to stay. hurricane earl is churning the waters and creating rip currents. it is expected to remain over the open ocean today and bring high winds and heavy rain by tomorrow. the storm has been downgraded to a category three but that still means sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. the department of homeland security says it is expanding its drone surveillance program to include the border between mexico and south texas. the unmanned aircraft will fly out of corpus christi and will provide information to border patrol agents on the ground from the gulf of mexico toel send from, california. now the government has three unmanned aircraft patrolling the southern border and plans to add three more by the end of next year. >> a conservative legal group is trying to force goff schwarzenegger and attorney general jerry brown to defend california's gay marriage ban in court. a judge overturned proposition
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eight last month. its sponsors have filed an appeal but there is concern they don't have the authority to challenge the ruling. they want an emergency order that would require state officials to support the appeal. the daughter of john mccain is talking about sarah palin's impact on her father's failed presidential bid. interviews to promote her new back she says she brought, dram, a stress, com my cases, panic and loads of uncertainty to that 2008 presidential campaign. however, she doesn't believe she is to blame for her father's defeat. >> a chance encounter in a forest led to a pot bust and two arrests. game wardens say they were looking for deer poachers monday night in the national forest. a group of marijuana growers apparently mistook them for suppliers and tossed large bags of pot into their truck.
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three suspects avoided capture but two were arrested. 127 pounds of marijuana was recovered. >> our time now 5:47. let's see what sal is seeing on the roads. busy out there? >> it is getting busier although we don't have a lot of accidents out there. no major problems there. we are looking at a nice drive into san francisco. i want to show you that traffic is moving well in san francisco along northbound 101 approaching the 80 split. no major problems. as a matter of fact, bart and muni are also report inning with no delays at this time. on the maps we are looking at highway 101 and 280. you can see the green censors for the most part showing everything doing well. a little bit of yellow in half moon bay, which means speeds are slowing down. if you are driving to the south bay off to a nice start there. on 580 westbound, westbound 580 coming into the altamont -- over the altamont pass, right
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when you get into livermore there is a little bit of a slow down. here is steve. >> sal, thank you. good morning. and let's face it we made it through june, july and august with what? about three kinds of heat? it was one of the coolest summers since 1975, that much i do know. september we are starting off clear. that is how we are starting off today but talk about a cool summer, seriously july 4th and last week that is about the only heat i can remember. it has been unprecedented cool summer. 57 san francisco. we will go 64. noon 74, and a high of 84. average high on september 1s in downtown san francisco 70 degrees so we will be -- [ inaudible ] >> -- yesterday, they will continue to do that today. 86 in santa rosa yesterday. we will go 94 id. yoirn the city.
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walnut creek 94, oakland 88. san jose 86. we will go 90 today and five suns right there. [ inaudible ] >> -- 52, yet 60 oakland- berkeley, 61 san jose. it runs warmer. cupertino, los gatos are usually 5-6 degrees cooler than that -- [ inaudible ] >> -- fog is down by santa maria santa barbara south but not over us. you can see the signature, the mountain, the everest of high pressure. watch -- [ inaudible ] >> -- start to back off and we will see cooler weather start to move in by the next end. and next week looks cool. sunny and warmer. clear on the coast. [ inaudible ] >> -- interior, temperatures going above average. 70s on the coast. 86 santa cruz, capatola. nice all the way to bug sur. 80s to 90s through the interior and temperatures will continue
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this trend although the models are backing off on how hot it is going to get. still in the 90s. friday the fog comes back. here is your cooling trend for the weekend, pam and dave. >> for the third time this year the old sunnyvale town and country shopping center has a new owner. a san francisco development company bought hfl the land where the old downtown shopping center stood and parents to build 280 housing units, just one block from the cal train station. street level retail could be included but for now the focus is on house in. there is no timetable for the start of scrubs. bay area based version america will offer non-stop flights from san francisco to cabo san lucas just in time for a holiday get away. they are popular winter destinations. sunday you will be able to
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buy facebook gift cards at tar book -- [ inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] >> -- games, games, apps. >> this may be a dream come true to them and save the state a lot of money. [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ] [ inaudible ] >> -- tell you why. [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ]
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welcome back to the morning news. people who live along the coast in san mateo county may hear a very loud siren this morning. the county sheriff's department will conduct a full volume test of tsunami warning sirens at 10:00 a.m. there are eight sirens located along coastal areas and beaches, a full volume test will ensure that the sirens are functioning properly and are lewd fluff in an emergency. >> 5:55.
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as we told you earlier they did not pass a budget bill. this bill was defeated in the state senate. it would have been the nation's first ban targeting disposable bags. they said it hurt the environment but critics say it is too costly. a bill was approved and sent to the governor. supporters say the measure will save $200 million a year in healthcare costs. there is no word on whether the governor will sign it. lawmakers also passed a bill that requires ships to be surrounded by a floating barrier or boom when they are transferring oil. this bill was introduced after the tanker spilled oil into the
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san francisco bay last october. more than 400 gallons of bunker fuel spilled from it and killed dozens of birds, also ended up on the beaches of alameda county. >> all right of the it is coming up on 6:00. the roads could be getting a little busier -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- traffic is actually getting busier, although here in san jose it is not too bad. northbound 280 traffic moving will up to highway 17. also the morning commute looks good on 680 southbound driving past mission boulevard. and if you are driving into livermore the traffic here is at airway boulevard about 54 miles an hour, not too bad heading out to dublin. now let's go back to the sesk. >> sal, thank you. at 5:57 it is a story still developing. police kill a suspect. we will tell you about a deadly
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battle, reports that several people are missing and what we now know about the suspect. >> plus the preparations to the big debate tonight between california's u.s. senate candidate. [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ]
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